Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
I bought this because I was looking for an everyday perfume that wouldn't break the bank, could be applied liberally throughout the day if needed, and had more responsibly sourced ingredients than most perfumes. This fragrance is indeed light, it's no Chanel, and needs a few more sprays than just pulse points. However, it's a very clean and refreshing scent. It's not overbearing at all. I'm not concerned with someone being able to smell me from 50 ft away when I'm out running errands or sitting at a computer all day. Pear-heavy with a hint of a more masculine musk smell while being a tiny bit sweet. The initial application is very pear-y but it dries down to a delicate, almost spiced fruit, clean, barely sweet scent. Makes me smell like a woman with her life together, but is still grounded. Being in my 30s I was apprehensive of buying an Ariana Grande perfume, since she's really into those sickeningly sweet scents, but I really enjoy this one. I tried Ellis Brooklyn Sweet before this (similar scent profile but way different smells) and it definitely lives up to its name, got returned almost immediately. I didn't keep the chunky plastic holder this one came in. I like the sleek simplicity of the bottle as it is. The holder would have just taken up space and has been recycled. My signature for a while has been Burberry Her. I use YSL Black Opium on date night. I wear Burberry Her London Dream occasionally layered with Her. I won't be purchasing these anymore though unless they start being more conscious about their ingredients. Let's change the supply by demanding better production. If you have any of these already you'll probably like GIAW. I'm definitely more of a gourmand than a floral woman, but this really hit the mark for me. I applaud Ariana for wanting to build better perfumes, trying to raise the bar and bring fragrance production into the 21st century. Y'all should look up how fragrance ingredients, such as musk, are traditionally acquired and how many perfumes aren't vegan and cruelty free. =)
Wow! I was apprehensive about buying this before even being able to smell it first. But I convinced myself into it after reading reviews on top of the fact I usually love Ariana's scents. I have worn sweet like candy everyday since release. When I found that scent I decided that that was my forever perfume. The only scent that turned me off by her was Thank U Next.
When I got this package I was excited to finally smell this. I liked the packaging and I like the look of the bottle but it feels cheap. I wonder if the 3 oz bottle feels more quality but I doubt it. It is pretty from afar though. When I sprayed the perfume on my wrist I got so excited. I liked it as much, if not more than sweet like candy. It made me so happy and felt like me. Very sweet and fresh. Fluffy, sugary pear.
Two minutes later I brought my wrist to my friend to smell it and she couldn't smell it. I was like "is your nose broken?" I smelled my wrist and the scent was gone. After TWO MINUTES. The only scent left was this powdery scent that was so light you could not detect it unless your nose was touching it.
I am SO DISAPPOINTED. I just found my new favorite scent, and no one will smell it on me. I am glad I found it, I might try to add it to another perfume to see if it will last longer with the ingredients.
But alone this perfume is useless. I think it's great to have vegan products, but it causes more harm than good when it's a literal waste of packaging when the product doesn't work. I've had vegan perfume that doesn't disappear after 2 minutes. There is no excuse for this. I saw a lot of the reviews talking about how it wore off but I thought they were exaggerating or just had super high expectations from a vegan product. I can honestly say that if you spray this 25 times all over yourself and go anywhere, nobody will get a whiff of this scent. Yes, I drowned myself in this scent and it was gone by the time I got in my car. NOT EXAGGERATING. Not nose-blindness. I am genuinely SAD today.
Selene from Fortuna, CA
I'm not into strong scents but this scent is perfect for me.
Aron from Azusa, CA
This is hands down one of the best Ari perfumes.
Cheryl from Chippewa falls, Wisconsin
This scent is wonderful in the bottle.. But ones you spray it it disappears.. Not worth the money.
Deborah from West Columbia,SC
Love this fragrance. Kind of a fresh & spicy smell. Hey lots of compliments when wearing. Have worn every day since purchasing on 3/18/23
Huh from Grover Beach, CA
Not worth the money. It's the shortest lasting perfume I've ever had.
stephanie from Alabama
I never buy perfume have always used bath and body works sprays but I got this for Xmas after receiving a sample in a catalog and stating I liked it. Big understatement I get so many compliments on this I even bought the oil and travel size one for work I admit it should be a body spray since it doesn't last long but it is amazing. I am buying again.
Daisy from Chicago, IL
sprayed this on about 9am before my meeting, didn't last past 11:30am. Smells so good, I just with it lasted longer.
makayla from tullahoma tennessee
the best smelling perfume you'll ever get. i highly recommend!!
Karen from NY
The mist that comes out when you spray is so good, it feels like mist instead of the usual few drops out of my other perfumes but I think its one of the things you have to try to understand. It smells so good and definitely lasts, plus the packaging is super cute
Llisa66 from Syracuse NY
I blind bought this, such a bad purchase. The packaging is just stupid and very cheap. The scent is also cheap. Fortunately it doesn't last long. It's super sweet in a cloying sticky way. I have vowed to never
Purchase Ariana Grande fragrance again at least blindly.
Tallqween from Maine
I heard so many amazing reviews about this scent that when I went into Ulta I had to get it. I feel it can be worn for really any age-its not a super mature scent but amazing nonetheless! It is not overwhelmingly strong where you constantly smell it all day but I get whiffs of the scent throughout the day which I love. The packaging is cute but the bottle is removable from the outer shell which is somewhat annoying to take the cover off because the bottle lifts out of the shell but it's not a dealbreaker. I highly recommend!
Hailey from Sheboygan, WI
My boyfriend gave this to me for Christmas after I finished the tiny sample I'd been nursing for ages, and I love it so much. Made me realize pear is easily one of my favorite notes, smells so good I want to eat it, and the bottle is so pretty. This is such an underrated one of Ariana's fragrances.
Cyn from Florida
This smelled so good in the store but when I got it home I was totally bummed. It doesn't smell the same and it only last a few minutes.
Andy from Mansfield, OH
I LOVE pear fragrances. I know it's not the most complex or mature perfume out there, but I love it. It's so easy. It smells lovely, I feel feminine and happy while I wear it, and the price point is excellent, especially compared to other fragrances like it. What else do I need? I love that there are other body products in this scent, I love the travel case set, I love everything about it. This will be a ride or die signature fragrance for years.
Melinda from Vass,NC
You will love this fragrance. You only need a little goes far. It lasts all day. I get compliments on it every time that I wear it. It definitely gets pleasantly noticed.
Courtney from West Virginia
There isnt anything other than sweetarts, vanilla and.. sexy.. deep floral. I love this! Lasting perfume!
Ali from Connecticut
I love the scent, my boyfriend thinks it's too strong of a smell. Oh well too bad for him… I think it smells lovely!
Christine from New york
With my other perfumes I usually just use one spray and it lasts me throughout the day. This I have to spray 4 or 5 sprays and it goes away within the hour
Courteney from Wisconsin
Love this fragrance! I got tons of compliments and it lasted all day
Bee from Nortonville, KY
It reminds me of the paintbrush candy! It smells nice, sweet and clean! I just wish it lasted longer!
emma from ID
I've had this perfume for about 6 months now, and it has become my absolute favorite. Im a fan of arianas perfumes, but this one smells the best on in my opinion, and lasts longer than most of her perfumes. i definitely would recommend.
Celia from Colorado
I usually end up with buying the same brands of fragrance, but got in a rut where everything I had smelled so strong and everything at the store seemed to start to smell the same. I usually don't like florals because they are too bitter but this floral is the perfect floral sweet balance, not too sweet, not too floral but bright and smooth. I fell in love with how unique it is, the price can't be beat as well and doesn't have that strong perfumy smell.
Shay from Lancaster PA
I bought the sample set of 15. This one was one of them idk if I got a defective one but it doesn't smell the same almost as a honey smell to it and I hate it. It also doesn't last.
Corpuscle from Kensington, MD
I got a sample of this and really liked the smell so I got a full-size. Unfortunately, it seemed like the amount that I got as a sample was simply diluted with alcohol to meet higher volume demands. The smell does not last at all. Would not recommend.
Liz from Arcadia, CA
I wanted to love this perfume but it just doesn't work for me. The scent is strong but because it smells bad it just ends up giving me a headache. It gives off a strong grandma smell that lingers all day. This was an immediate return!